The Switch – #Writespiration

Writespiration – is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.

This week Sacha has set the theme as The Switch. So here’s my story:

Come in, come in, they chorus.

Sit down, they say.

Make yourself comfortable, they say.

This won’t take long.

You understand why you’re here, don’t you?

It’s a big day for you, they claim.

Any last words, they ask?

We’re all ears.

Just before they press the switch that ends your life.


This was great fun to write!  Does that say something about me I wonder??


I look forward to seeing how others have interpreted this one. I’d love to know what you think of my 52 word story!

Deb 🙂

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33 Replies to “The Switch – #Writespiration”

    1. Thank you thank you thank you! I really appreciate your comment as I wasn’t sure it would work. My husband wasn’t too keen on the last line but to me that’s the most important one. I’m not normally dark so it was a bit of a surprise fir me too when I wrote it. 😊


  1. Well done Deb, I really enjoyed reading that with my morning cuppa! Great punch line! Yes, may have a link to your previous life ☺ Might have a go at doing that challenge one day!!

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    1. Thanks very much Suzanne. I liked the ending too but my husband wasn’t too impressed saying it was good up until the last line!! I went ahead with it and appreciate your comment of support. It’s a fun challenge that gets the mind working. Have a great day 😊

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      1. Love that you use your husband as your proofreader as I do too. He also did not like the last line and though liked it up till then. Interesting. He is a into numbers not words. Have a good day 🙂

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    1. Yes you are right! I think I’m the morbid one though for writing it in the first place. A friend thought I was writing about my recent redundancy and the ending of my teaching career inside the correctional centre. It’s funny what different people read into things. Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment, I love getting feedback.

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